Courses

  • BIOC 6221 - Proteins, Pathways and Human Health (4 credits, fall)
  • This course focuses on the relationship between protein structure and functions, and connections between metabolic pathways and human diseases.
  • BIOC 6222 - Biochemical Genetics and Medicine (3 credits, spring)
  • Topics covered will include gene expression and regulation, epigenetics, genetic alterations and genome stability.
  • BIOC 6223 - Bioinformatics (2 credits, fall)
  • A broad overview of methods and applications of bioinformatics in the life sciences.
  • BIOC 6224 - Methods in Molecular Biology and Protein Analysis (3 credits, fall)
  • Common laboratory techniques used in molecular biology and protein analysis.
    Corequisite: Bioc 6221.
  • BIOC 6227 - Biochemistry Seminar (2 credits, fall/spring)
  • Current literature in biochemistry. Limited to graduate students in the department. May be repeated for credit.
  • BIOC 6260 - Biotechnology of Lipids and Carbohydrates (3 credits, spring)
  • Basic techniques in the biotechnology of lipids and carbohydrates.
    Corequisite: Bioc 6221.
  • BIOC 6281 - Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (2 credits, Fall Semester)

The list of electives includes (but is not limited to) the following courses. Electives need to be pre-approved by the program director. Some courses may require prerequisites. The electives can be found in the GW Bulletin.

  • BISC 6228 – Population Genetics (3 credits, fall)
  • CANC 8221 – Basic Science of Oncology (3 credits, spring)
  • MICR 6292 – Tropical Infectious Diseases (2 credits, spring)
  • MICR 8210 – Infection and Immunity (3 credits, spring)
  • MICR 8230 – Molecular and Cellular Immunology (3 credits, fall)
  • NRSC 8282 – Neural Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (3 credits, spring)
  • PHAR 6116 – Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (3 credits, spring)
  • PHARM 6205 - Pharmacology (5 credits, fall)

Thesis Option:

  • BIOC 6998-6999 - Thesis (6 credits, fall/spring)
  • To be arranged by student and designated faculty member.
  • Electives (7 credits)

Non-Thesis Option

  • BIOC 6295 - Research (2 credits)
  • Participation in a project under investigation in the department or one in a related field suggested by the student and approved by the program director. Content differs each time course is offered; may be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee.
  • BIOC 6298 - Advanced Reading (1 to 6 credits)
  • To be approved by the program director. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
  • Electives (9 credits)